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Chuck Schumer
United States Senator
from New York
Assumed office
January 3, 1999
Serving with Kirsten Gillibrand
Preceded by Alfonse D'Amato
Chairman of the Senate Rules Committee
Assumed office
January 3, 2009
Preceded by Dianne Feinstein
Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 9th District
10th District (1983-1993)
16th District (1981-1983)
In office
January 3, 1981 – January 3, 1999
Preceded by Elizabeth Holtzman
Succeeded by Anthony D. Weiner
Member of the
New York State Assembly
from the 45th District
In office
January 1, 1975 – December 31, 1980
Preceded by Stephen J. Solarz
Succeeded by Daniel Feldman
Personal details
Born Charles Ellis Schumer
November 23, 1950 (1950-11-23) (age 69)
Brooklyn, New York
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Iris Weinshall
Children Jessica Schumer
Alison Schumer
Residence Brooklyn, New York
Alma mater Harvard College (A.B.)
Harvard Law School (J.D.)
Occupation Politician
Religion Reform Judaism

Charles Ellis "Chuck" Schumer (born November 23, 1950) is the senior United States Senator from New York and a member of the Democratic Party.

Before his election to the U.S. Senate, Schumer served in the United States House of Representatives from 1981 to 1999. He represented New York's 16th congressional district, which was later redistricted to the 10th congressional district in 1983 and to the 9th congressional district in 1993.

Schumer was born on November 23, 1950 in Brooklyn, New York.[1] His family is Jewish, descended from immigrants from Russia, Poland, and Austria.[2] He studied at Harvard College and Harvard Law School, he was a three-term member of the New York State Assembly, serving from 1975 to 1980. Schumer is married to Irish Weinshall. They have two children.


  1. "schumer". Retrieved March 18, 2010.
  2. Ancestry

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